12th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
21/11/1918 (Died of Illness)
Mervyn Jack McGeown was the son of William and Mary McGeown. Mervin was born on 18th December 1900 in the Cookstown area. By the time of 1911 census, Mervynís mother had died. Mervyn and his father lived with his in-laws, the Fergusons, in Killymoon Street, Cookstown. He enlisted in December 1916. He was discharged in June 1917, after 166 days service, due to sickness. He died on 21st November 1918 in Cookstown. He was 17 years old.